Vilas County Up to 126 COVID-19 Cases
At least 126 people in Vilas County have tested for positive COVID-19 since the pandemic started. One person has died according to information from the county Health Department, and the cases are not spread evenly across the county.
Data shows more cases in three areas of the county; the Eagle River area, Lac du Flambeau, and St. Germain. Eagle River area had about 30 cases and includes the towns of Cloverland, Washington, and Lincoln.
Next high is Lac du Flambeau and St. Germain with close to 20 cases each. Other municipal areas have near ten cases each except for the town of Plum Lake when Sayner and Star Lake are combined have close to ten each.
Total tests in Vilas starting last March to the last week in August were 3,636 with 106 positive.
Females made up 52% of positive cases, or 55, and males made up 48% or 51 cases.
While testing started in March, the last week in May had the first tests of at least 100 persons with the week of Aug. 4-10 peaking at 617 persons tested.
Positive cases for persons less than 50 years old were 53 and for persons age 50 and above were 57. The youngest age group of less than nine years old had less than five cases while the oldest age group of 80-89 had four cases. The age group with the most cases were age 60-69 with 32.
Confirmed cases by race reported were 60 white, 37 unknown, seven American Indian or Alaska Native, and two multiple races.
The Vilas County Health Department web site has multiple information sources for the public and updates the cases on a weekly basis; phone 715-479-3656 or https://health.vilascountywi.gov/.